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  • State of Agriculture: Facts and figures about New Castle County farms and their economic impact

  • How many farms are their in the county, how much money do they make, and what's the top crop? See the answers in this story.
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  • BY THE NUMBERS
    New Castle County farms and what’s raised
    FARMS 374, on 64,169 acres, with an average size of 172 acres
    TOP CROP Corn for grain, 84 farms with 22,800 acres, producing 2.8 million bushels
    TOP LIVESTOCK ANIMAL Cattle, 64 farms with 1,716 cattle
    Economic impact
    TOTAL FARM SALES $75,158,000 in 2012, up from $45,703,000 in 2007
    EMPLOYEES 539
    MIGRANT WORKERS 68
    Source: 2012 agriculture census, found at agcensus.usda.gov

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